Michael Bloomberg: O’Rourke’s Confiscation Talk Just Strengthens Opposition

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg addresses the United States Conference of Mayors at the Fountainebleau Hotel on June 26, 2017 in Miami Beach, Florida. The mayors conference brought mayors from across the country together to urge Americans to move past what they say is WashingtonÕs stalled partisan gridlock …
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Gun control proponent Michael Bloomberg says Robert “Beto” O’Rourke’s confiscatory talk feeds gun control opposition.

Bloomberg gave an interview to the Firing Line with Margaret Hoover, where he intimated O’Rourke’s approach is a, “rallying cry for people that say they are overstepping their bounds.”

Town Hall quoted Bloomberg describing O’Rourke’s confiscatory plan as “so impractical.” Bloomberg made clear his opposition to civilian ownership of many commonly-owned semiautomatic rifles, but added that O’Rourke’s approach, “is not the way to win this issue.”

During the September 12, 2019, Democrat debate O’Rourke said, “Hell yes, we are going to take your AR-15.”

The National Shooting Sports Foundation calculates there are 16 million-plus privately owned AR-15s in the U.S.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com. Sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange.

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